Kent State vs. Western Michigan: Recap and Stats

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Kent State vs. Western Michigan: Recap and Stats
Kent State 76
(12-11, 5-5 away)
Western Michigan 82
(15-7, 8-1 home)
Venue: University Arena (MI)
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 06, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Kent State 38 38 76
Western Michigan 32 50 82
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Kent State C Evans 19 C Evans 9 K Thomas 3
Western Michigan D Brown 22 S Whittington 13 A Richie 5

Western Michigan came out on top against Kent State 82-76 in MAC action on Wednesday, February 6th. Shayne Whittington earned a double-double in the win with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Nate Hutcheson had 15 points and added four rebounds. For the Golden Flashes, Chris Evans finished with a team-high 19 points and nine rebounds. Western Michigan (15-7, 7-2 MAC) gets Ball State (8-13, 2-7 MAC) on the road on Saturday, February 9th.

Western Michigan Game Notes

  • Western Michigan started 15-7 during the 2004 and 2002 seasons (since 1996).
  • The win over Kent State extended the Western Michigan winning streak to 7 games.
  • WMU beat the spread by 0.5 points. That makes the 12th time this season the Broncos have beaten the spread.
  • Western Michigan has won every game this season (6-0) when its field goal percentage has been 51.1% or better.
  • The Broncos have won every game this season (7-0) after recording 7 or more three-pointers.
  • WMU has won every game this season (9-0) when opponents record 27 or fewer rebounds.
  • WMU has won 78% of the time this season (14-4) after holding an opponent to under 42.3% field goal percentage.
  • This season Western Michigan has won 89% of the time (8-1) when Shayne Whittington has 6 field goals made or more and 100% of the time (7-0) when Austin Richie has 5 assists or more.
  • The Broncos set a season high for free throws made (27).
  • The last time WMU recorded at least 27 free throws made was Jan 03, 2012 against Milwaukee.
  • The Broncos have outshot their opponents in field goal percentage for the past 7 games.
  • This is the 3rd win of the season where the Broncos came back after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 9th game at home this season--WMU has a 12.6 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • David Brown recorded a team season high in free throws attempted with 14.
  • The top two scorers (David Brown and Shayne Whittington) accounted for 52.4% of the points.
  • Shayne Whittington accounted for 37.1% of the team's rebounds.
  • David Brown has led the team in scoring in 3 out of 22 games this season.
  • Shayne Whittington has led the team in rebounding in 10 out of 22 games this season.
  • This marks the 5th 20-point game of Shayne Whittington's career.
  • Shayne Whittington has 5 straight double-digit point games.
  • Shayne Whittington recorded a double-double. It was his 7th this season and 8th of his career.
  • This marks the 1st 20-point game of David Brown's career.

Kent State Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Chris Evans and Randal Holt) accounted for 48.6% of the points.
  • Chris Evans accounted for 33.3% of the team's rebounds.
  • Chris Evans has led the team in scoring 11 times and in rebounding 14 times in 23 games this season.
  • Darren Goodson has 4 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the 4th foul out of the season for Darren Goodson.
  • Kris Brewer set career highs with a 100% field goal percentage, 4 three-pointers, and a 100% three-point percentage.
  • This was the 5th foul out of the season for Mark Henniger.
KSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AChris Evans361991111
ADarren Goodson301742001
B+Kellon Thomas8403200
B+Randal Holt301822102
BKris Brewer251512003
CMelvin Tabb16140201
D+Mark Henniger19211001
DBryson Pope11020101
-Chris Ortiz5010000
D-D. Manley16000000
-Khaliq Spicer4000000
WMU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+S. Whittington3521132011
B+Nate Hutcheson271542001
BDavid Brown252220103
BDarius Paul19832013
B-Connar Tava20441111
C+Brandon Pokley26730000
C+Austin Richie29115100
-Dan Loney6011000
-Jared Klein9211002
-Taylor Perry4210001

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